Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC details leaked.
Assassin’s Creed 3 has not even been released yet, but that hasn’t stopped the good people at Kotaku from providing us with leaked DLC information. According to the leak, the Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC is going to be developed by an entirely separate team established by Ubisoft solely for that purpose.
The leak comes in the form of a letter sent to Gamestop by Ubisoft. The letter congratulates Gamestop for making a pre-order goal for Assassin’s Creed 3. However, the letter also reveals plans for the upcoming title.
The letter reads, “We are currently in the process of creating a complementary development team that will begin working on post-launch episodic content to continue the Game of the Year experience that Assassin’s Creed 3 will undoubtedly deliver. With a dedicated team specifically to this content we plan to set the bar for quality DLC in our industry.” It is pretty simple leap to make, Assassin’s Creed 3 will have quite a significant amount of DLC after launch.
This was not all that the letter revealed. Apparently, Ubisoft will implement a season pass for the DLC. The letter speaks of the season pass briefly, “We know you’re familiar with the ‘Season Pass’ concept and, beginning shortly, we’ll start to take pre-orders of our very own. We’d love your continued assistance in informing pre-order customers that a better value is available for those who pre-order Assassin’s Creed with the ‘Season Pass’.” A season pass allows a consumer to pay upfront for DLC, and they receive access as the DLC is released. It allows the player who plans to purchase every bit of DLC to do it at launch, and it significantly less expensive than buying each individually.
Ubisoft is changing their DLC philosophy, and they are doing it very intelligently. I predict that not only will there be a significant amount of map packs and multiplayer features, but the DLC will also include new story arcs and new locations. Furthermore, the DLC team allows the original team to focus only on the current game and feel no need to leave ideas out for DLC. Clearly, Ubisoft knows better than to release launch day DLC or include locked content on the disc, which should prove beneficial when Assassin’s Creed 3 hits stores on October 30th.